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This Is Big!

The Big Dog steel sculpture was unveiled on Wednesday, September 7th at the Dog Park.  Dr. Marshall Meadors III and Mayor Terence Roberts presided over the group gathered at the corner of Fant and Society Streets to greet the new arrival. April Cameron, Executive Director of the Anderson Arts Center presented a ceremonial bone to…

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It’s Sol Flowers Season!

It’s here! Sol Flowers Festival dates are July 2-3, and again on July 9-10. All proceeds benefit local charitable organizations through Foothills Community Foundation. Admission and parking are both free.  Sunflowers are $10 per bundle and they’re pre-cut.  Check out their Facebook page for the most up to date information. https://www.facebook.com/SolFlowersAndersonSC/ Danielle Roberts provided all…

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tba 100 Initiative Reveals THREADED

  City leaders, tba 100 members and local citizens gathered on April 28th to dedicate The City of Anderson’s North Main Commons and the reveal of Threaded, a sculptural fountain by Scott Foster. Mayor Terence Roberts spoke to the gathering about the City’s streetscape plan, which grew out of their Shock This Block community input…

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The Real Santa Claus?

  While Robert Fagg may not admit to being the real Santa Claus, he and fellow members of his motorcycle club never fail to ride in and deliver Christmas gifts to area children in the nick of time. Club members rode into town on their motorcycles Saturday, December 18th to hand over a check to…

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Steve Kay, 2020 Rainey Award Recipient

Foothills Community Foundation honors Steve Kay as the 2020 recipient of the Robert M. Rainey Philanthropy Award. Steve Kay grew up in rural Anderson County in a farming, textile family. Working on the farm and later at Riverside Abney Mill, he learned early about hard work and earning his own way. On his 18th birthday…

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Foundation Earns Four Star Rating From Charity Navigator

  Foothills Community Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive year that the Foundation has earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations…

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It’s Sunflower Season!

Mark your calendars for these two weekends!  June 26 and 27; July 3 and 4 Sol Flowers is a nonprofit sunflower farm located in Anderson, SC founded on the concept of giving back to the Anderson-Pickens-Oconee community. Each Spring since 2016, 10 acres of sunflowers are planted, grown, and harvested so that visitors can come…

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